Econibella Giveaway Products Review!

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Hello everyone! Today, I will be doing a review on a few fabulous beauty goodies that I won from an Econibella Instagram giveaway a couple of month ago. If you’re looking for a gentle eye cream, a rejuvenating toner, or a moisturizing cleanser, this review is perfect for you!

Image          The first product I will be reviewing is the Honey Girl Organics- Face and Eye Cream.  This cream is said to deliver “moisturizing results with natural raw honey and organic extra virgin olive oil.” It is can be used to “reduce fine lines” and to “soften, moisturize, and repair skin”. This crème boasts some amazing ingredients, such as organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax with pollen, raw Pupukea Honey, royal jelly, and vitamin E. Based on my experience this crème really delivers! I have used this product under my eyes every day for about a month and have noticed a huge improvement in the texture of my skin. Not only does my skin feel softer, but I’ve noticed that a few really fine lines around my eyes have gone away. This crème is easy to apply and has a very light, flowery scent, which is perfect for those who don’t like strong scents.  The only con about this product is that it does take awhile to sink in. It is therefore, important to only use a small amount of product and to put it on at least 30 minutes before going to bed. Overall Rating -5/5

Image          Another product that captured my attention was the Honey Girl Organics- Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover. It is said to remove “makeup and dirt without stripping the skin of its natural oils” and is made of nontoxic ingredients, such as organic extra virgin oil, beeswax, and Pupukea Honey. This cleanser has a very creamy consistency and much like the Face and Eye Cream, has a very light flowery scent. I like to massage it into my face and then remove it with a cleansing towel. Afterwards, my face feels very soft and hydrated for hours! Also, this cleanser does a fabulous job at removing all of my makeup, including waterproof mascara. I not only love how amazing the results are, but I also love the price of this cleanser. It only costs $19.49 for a 4 ounce bottle.  This is a total steal because not only are you getting a product made of wholesome ingredients, but you are also getting great results too!  The only negative I really found about this product is that you must use some sort of gritty towel to remove it; otherwise, you will be left with an oily film of the product on your face. It’s definitely not something you can just rinse off with your hands.  In addition, it’s important to shake the product really well before using it because it tends to separate. Overall Rating- 4.5/5

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Yet another Honey Girl Organics product worth mentioning is their Facial Toner. The toner “invigorates and purifies” skin and “softens and clears the complexion”.  It consists of skin friendly ingredients, including organic witch hazel, and propolis, rose and neroli essential oils.  The scent of this toner is simply divine! Putting this on feels a lot like stepping into a flower garden as you can definitely smell the rose and neroli oils. The scent stays on your skin for about 30 minutes or so, keeping your senses awake! Apart from the smell of this toner, I also love how it does a good job at removing any makeup I might have missed while cleansing. In addition, it makes my skin feel very soft and it only costs $19.49 for four ounces. It’s a great product for those who want to a luxurious toner while being on a budget. Overall Rating- 4.5/5

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The last product that I would like to review is the Kenza Pure SPA Bar Soap. This is a new product from the line that is not sold separately on the Econibella website yet. However, you can purchase it in this Kenza set here. This soap contains some unique ingredients, such as crushed argan nut shells, neroli oil, and Prickly Pear Seed oil.  It can be used as both a facial soap and body soap. It has a lovely neroli scent and the crushed nut shells in it do a good job at exfoliating skin. In addition, this soap is also very moisturizing and makes my skin feel soft. I wish I had a bigger size of this soap since I used up my sample very quickly! Overall Rating- 5/5

If you would like to purchase any of the wonderful products mentioned in this review be sure to check out the Econibella website! I would also like to give a special thanks to Bellina Tse for hosting the giveaway and for giving me the opportunity to try out all of the goodies I mentioned!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned? Be sure to leave a comment! Also, don’t forget to check out Naturalinnas on InstagramFB, and Twitter! =)

 

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Review: The Bamboo Charcoal Japanese Konjac Sponge

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Hi everyone! A few weeks ago I entered a contest on the Japanese Konjac Sponge Company FB page and won a free Bamboo Charcoal Konjac sponge. I was instantly excited because lately I have been hearing a lot of hype about konjac sponges. After just one use I was instantly hooked on it! According to the company’s official website:

“Konjac (“Konnyaku”) plant is a perennial belonging to the Araceae family. The botanical name is Amorphophallus Konjac. It is believed to have originated in the Indochinese region and was introduced to Japan from China. The Japanese have used it for over 1,500 years as part of a traditional healthy food and cooking ingredients.Its main component is Glucomannan, and its solution is a calorie-free dietary fiber that is very elastic. Konjac is rich in vitamin (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, & E), protein, lipids, fatty acids and natural minerals such as copper, zinc, iron and magnesium. Combining these natural ingredients with its gentle texture, Konjac is not only establishing itself as a healthy food, but also make it excellent for use in skin care.”

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Learn more about the product and my experiences below!

Ingredients: 100% Konjac Glucomannan, Bamboo Charcoal Extract Powder

How to Use It: Rinse and soak the dry sponge with warm water until fully softened and expanded. Cleanse your face with water-soaked sponge or use daily with your favorite cleanser to complement and create a rich lather for an incredibly therapeutic experience.

How I Use It: I first rinse the sponge with warm water until it has been fully softened. I then apply a cleanser and massage my face with the sponge in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. The cleanser that I have been using is the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap.

Pros:

  • I love, love, love how my skin feels soooo soft and clean after using this sponge! After I use it I feel that my moisturizer tends to sink in better, making my skin even softer!
  • The texture of the sponge feels very nice. It is squishy and reminds me of marshmallows. Also, when I massage my skin with it, it feels soft but firm, providing a gentle exfoliation that doesn’t cause irritation to my sensitive skin.
  • The size of the sponge is just right! It fits comfortably in my hands.
  • The price is great! It only costs $11.50, while brands like Boscia market the konjac sponge for a much more expensive price.

Cons:

  • It does take a while to dry creating an environment for increased bacterial growth. I soak it once a week in hot water to disinfect it.

Time Used Before Review: For about 3 weeks, once every other day, since I don’t like to over-exfoliate my extremely sensitive skin.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Where to Buy: The official company website!

Have you ever used a konjac sponge? What are your experiences? Be sure to comment below. Also, don’t forget to check out Naturalinnas on Instagram, FB, and Twitter! =)